My design specs for 21st Century L.A. Schools

By Charles Taylor Kerchner on September 15, 2016

excerpted below with link to full article

Charles Taylor Kerchner


What I call Learning about building a learning infrastructure that is available to every student, public or private, charter or district, extending the schoolhouse into the community and into the home.

Reflecting on his book, co-authored with professor and LAUSD Board member Steve Zimmer, Kirchner's blog outlines the design principles of a "truly modern school system [that] provides a window for a political breakthrough if someone had the moxie and political clout to take advantage of it."

Kerchner's design principles?

Create a big umbrella; design with extreme empathy; favor networks over a hierarchy; build to last; solve structural problems; build a new learning infrastructure


Link to his blog here